Raisels are kid and mom approved healthy alternative to candy

picture of Raisels available in Sour Apple, Sour Orange, Sour Lemon, & Sour Peach

Do your kids want candy but you want them to have a healthy treat? Raisels make kids and moms happy. Raisels are fruity flavored raisins that kids will think are candy. Moms like that Raisels are 100% real fruit. So, how do Raisels taste? Read on!

picture of Raisels available in Sour Apple, Sour Orange, Sour Lemon, & Sour Peach
Raisels available in Sour Peach, Sour Lemon, Sour Apple, & Sour Orange

Taste Buds Review of Raisels

Raisels will really get your taste buds going as you pucker up to the sweet and sour tastes of 4 flavors: Sour Peach, Sour Lemon, Sour Apple, & Sour Orange. I wasn’t sure what to expect the first time I tasted Raisels. I thought it might be just a fruitier tasting raisin. It was like nothing I had expected! As a kid, I liked Lemon Drops, Cry Babies, and other sour candies. One bite of Raisels and I was taken back to my childhood days of sour candy! I loved it!

My kids absolutely flipped over Raisels, they liked that mom was letting them try 4 new kinds of sour “candy”! What could be better than that? I’ll tell you. Raisels are not candy! Kids just think they are. Both kids liked them, Elijah is addicted! He keeps sneaking them like they are candy and I have to limit them or he would eat 2 or 3 boxes in one day!

picture of Kids think Raisels are candy, Raisels are a healthy alternative to candy
Kids think Raisels are candy, Raisels are a healthy alternative to candy

We have tasted and eaten about 1/2 of each of the 4 6-packs. Of them all, the Sour Lemon is my favorite. They remind me a lot of Lemon Heads, a favorite as a child. Elizabeth likes the Sour Apple best, her favorite juice and fruit. Elijah likes them all equally and has consumed the most! Just look at how much fun they are in the picture above. I asked him if I should tell moms to buy these for their kids and he said, “Yes, they need to buy these for their kids for sure!

What are Raisels?

Obviously, they can’t just be raisins, so what are Raisels? Well, it is 100% real fruit. Raisels are rich in antioxidants, fat free, cholesterol free, and contain no sodium or high fructose corn syrup or artificial sweeteners.  Raisels provide 100% recommended daily allowance for Vitamin C and are Kosher Certified.

Raisels are fruit-flavored golden raisins with a light dusting of sugar. That’s what the kids like – the flavor and sugar. After tasting a Raisel, you might think that it is coated in a ton of sugar. Nope, 90% of the sugar is naturally found in raisins, about 21 grams per 35 gram serving. The added dusting of sugar is just 10% of the total weight. This is a tiny % of sugar that will make your kids reach for Raisels instead of cookies, candies, and soft drinks that contain Way more sugar. In fact, Raisels has less sugar than a serving of Yoplait original strawberry yogurt, an apple, and 1.5 oz bar of Hershey’s Milk Chocolate. In fact, sweetened dried cranberries have 5X more added sugar than Raisels.  Raisels satisfy the desire for sugar while remaining a healthier alternative!

picture of Raisels are kid approved (and mom approved)
Raisels are kid approved (and mom approved)

Raisels were a big hit in my family, we are officially hooked on them. They are the right portion size for school lunches, an easy snack to take on a hike or in the car, and a perfect treat for kids (and adults).

Buy Raisels

You can find Raisels nationwide, including these stores: Walgreens, Target, Dollar General, Weiss, and online at Amazon.com.

Win 30 boxes (five 6-packs) Raisels (Closed)

Raisels is giving you the chance to win 30 boxes (five 6-packs) Raisels in a variety of flavors, that’s 30 boxes of sour happiness!

Updated: 3/23/11 Winner Announced: Donna K

30 Day Winning Rule does NOT apply to this contest. For complete contest rules, please see our Contest Statement and Blog Disclosure.

Contest ends at 11:59pm EST on March 21, 2011 when a winner will be drawn at random and announced the next day. When commenting, please include your email address (not visible to public). I will notify the winners and they will have 36 hours to respond!

This was not a paid post. My own opinions were used based on my perceptions and experience. Thank you to Raisels and Team Mom who provided the product for review & giveaway.

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234 thoughts on “Raisels are kid and mom approved healthy alternative to candy

  1. Nancy says:

    Our comment is to be on a dish we’d like to try: Raisels would be great in an update of the old-fashioned GORP mix (good old raisins and peanuts)

  2. Erin E says:

    I would love to try the Sour Peach Pucker. Thank you for the lovely giveaway.
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  3. Jennifer T. says:

    I’m a facebook fan of Akron Ohio Moms.com under username Jennie Tilson.

  4. Denise S says:

    I don’t see any recipes, but I see they have fun kids activities on the site. I would try Sour Peach first.
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  6. Susan says:

    My two year old has a sweet tooth, from his mom, and I know that he would love any of the flavors. I am trying to imagine lemon drop raisins…mmm yum.

  7. Steph says:

    The Sour Watermelon Shock sounds good. I liked the picture in the FAQ section, it is a fun way to show what Raisels are all about.

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